ERIC Number: ED065433
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Crisis Paper Number 20. Nixon Abroad: the New Diplomacy.
Atlantic Information Centre for Teachers, London (England).
Selected newspaper and journal comments from thirteen countries reflect the biases of national interest. Multi-national views range from hostility to muted approval of Nixon's attempt to remold the diplomatic systems with arranged American-Chinese and American-Russian visits. Since sovereign states invariably interpret foreign affairs in terms of their self-interest the Soviets, Chinese, North Vietnamese and Eastern European comments all expectedly reflect nuances of differing national standpoints. The North Vietnamese comments are the most hostile, while the Soviet excerpts reveal uncertainty, and the East Germans remain loyal to Russia. Conversely, Romania hails the visits with satisfaction. Unfriendly to China, India sides with Russia but recognizes that the Peking visit marks the end of an ideology-based U.S. foreign policy. In a detached, objective reflection, France welcomes the reemergence of realism in U.S. foreign policy, and England expresses muted optimism. (SJM)
Descriptors: Current Events, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Diplomatic History, Foreign Policy, International Education, International Relations, Political Science, Vietnamese People, World Affairs, World History
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Authoring Institution: Atlantic Information Centre for Teachers, London (England).